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PRC BRINGS HOPE TO DISASTER-HIT FAMILIES – GORDON

More than just distributing relief goods at the soonest time possible to thousands of families displaced by the recent typhoons that ravaged the country such as Rolly and Ulysses, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) uplifts their dignity and brings hope of rebuilding their lives faster. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chair and CEO, said this was […]

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GIVE EACH LEARNER LAPTOP, NET ACCESS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian eyes introducing legislation that will give every public school learner a laptop and access to the internet. To emphasize the urgency of this planned measure, Gatchalian pointed to a finding by assessment instruments provider Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) on the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which revealed that access […]

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‘FIRST-IN, FIRST-OUT’ IN PORTS – ESCUDERO

To solve the perennial problem of congestion and complaints against fixers, Sorsogon’s provincial government will implement a “first-in, first-out” (FIFO) policy in the ports of Matnog, Castilla, and Pilar starting second week of December.  Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said he had a series of meetings with concerned government agencies and private business groups to explain […]

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TACURONG GRANDMA GETS P200K ON BIRTHDAY – MONTILLA

A woman who recently turned 100 years old received a total of P200,000 in cash assistance from the local government of Tacurong City and the Department of Social welfare and Development (DSWD).Tacurong Mayor Angelo Montilla personally handed over a P100,000 cash gift to Soledad Nono Libo-on during ceremonies honoring the centenarian at the city gymnasium. […]

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PH RED CROSS LOWERS COVID-19 TESTING FEE – GORDON

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chair and CEO Senator Dick Gordon announced that the country’s foremost organization is lowering its price for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing to help more Filipinos get tested for the virus. “Natawaran natin ang China na makuha natin nang mas mura ang test kits. Ngayon, ang bayad na lang sa Red Cross […]

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GATCHALIAN: NO EXPIRY ON PREPAID NET, PHONE LOADS

Senator Win Gatchalian called on colleagues to have the bill seeking to lift the validity period of prepaid load credits for phones and internet services tackled in the Senate. “The harsh reality in this era of coronavirus pandemic is that we rely on information and communication technologies (ICT) in our daily life. And for those […]

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SENATE OKS PROPOSED P4.5T NAT’L BUDGET – ANGARA

The Senate with 22 affirmative votes, no negative and no abstention, passed on third and final reading the proposed P4.506 trillion national budget. The Senate approved House Bill No. 7727 or the General Appropriations Act of 2021, which includes funding to strengthen the government’s COVID- 19 response, provide assistance to victims of calamities, and support […]

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DTI AIDS BOCAUE FIREWORKS INDUSTRY – SANTIAGO

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rolled out livelihood assistance to residents involved in the pyrotechnics/fireworks industry in Bocaue, Bulacan whose businesses were affected by the pandemic. The move was part of the DTIs’ Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG), a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program that aims to help micro enterprises […]

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CUA SAYS FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES NEED SAFE CLASSROOMS

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines National President and Quirino Governor Dax Cua on Monday cautioned against the premature resumption of face-to-face classes, and urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to first draw up a viable plan that will show that it is possible for students to safely return to their classrooms. “None of […]

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RIZAL SOLON BATS FOR TRAINING OF SCIENTISTS ABROAD

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has filed a resolution seeking to provide annual appropriations in the government’s budget for the training of Filipino scientists and experts abroad.Nograles, a vice chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, recently filed House Resolution No. 1380, a Resolution Urging the House Committee on Higher and […]